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H o r i z o n Delivers Z - D r i v e Tug

Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc. recently delivered Belle Watling, a 72-ft. (21.9 m) Z-drive tug to Dixie Towing of Jacksonville, Fla. The first azimuthing tug to be built at the Bayou La Batre shipyard, Belle Watling was delivered 30 days ahead of its contractual delivery date.

 

Ultrajets Chosen by FBM Babcock for Military Project

Ultra Dynamics has agreed to supply FBM Babcock Marine with 14 UltraJet 305 waterjets for a new military project According to Mike Lane, managing director, "The UltraJet 305 is the highest selling unit in the UltraJet range of marine jet drives

New Launch Vessel For San Francisco Area

The newly formed California Launch Service Corporation christened its first launch vessel on June 14, in ceremonies at the St. Francis Yacht Club, San Francisco, Calif. Rees B. Williams Jr., president of the firm, headquartered in San Francisco,

Marathon Utilizes Computer Graphics For First Computer-Designed Offshore Rig

The Gulfwind, the first completely computer- designed offshore jackup drilling rig, is under construction for Chiles Drilling Company of Houston, Texas, at Marathon LeTourneau Company's Brownsville, Texas, yard, Marathon announced from its Houston headquarters.

$394,000 Contract To Study Inland Waterways And Gulf Coast Area

Robert J. Blackwell, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Maritime Affairs, has announced the award of a $394,000, 16-month research and development contract to study the port facilities and waterborne commodity flows of 17 states in the Mississippi River Basin and the Gulf Coast area.

Report Available Comparing Qualities Of Synthetic Ropes

As synthetic fiber ropes are becoming more widely used in various industries and government agencies, there is a need for comprehensive engineering data to compare the various constructions. In a specially prepared technical report for the Offshore Technology Conference,

SOFEC Awarded NavSea Contract For Offshore Mooring Terminal

SOFEC, Inc. of Houston has received a contract from the Naval Sea Systems Command for the construction, testing, and sea trials of a rapid deployment single anchor leg mooring terminal known by the trade name RA-DE SALM™. The unit will moor and unload tankers of up to 70,

New Waterways Rope By Columbian Rope

— L i t e r a t u r e Available A new line of towing and locking lines, identified as P/D 84 has been introduced by Columbian Rope, Guntown, Miss. Designed for the inland waterways system as a companion rope to Columbian's P/D 101 river rope,

 
 
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